Liddicoat & Goldhill

The Shadow House Photo: Tom Gildon

About the Firm

Principals: partners


Liddicoat & Goldhill LLP
Studio 6, 13 Ramsgate Street
London, London
United Kingdom E8 2FD
T 020 7923 2737
Services Offered


Interior Design

Regions Served

United Kingdom

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David Liddicoat & Sophie Goldhill founded the studio in 2008 to design and to build. Liddicoat & Goldhill’s focus is on making – they are as committed to the construction of their work as they are to its conception. The practice came to public attention with the Shadow House. This was Sophie & David’s first own home and a true self-build, integrating planning, design, finance and construction into one fluid process. They are the hands-on protagonists of their building projects. Their interest lies in the haptic and the imagined, the poetry of practical things. They work with humble materials in contested environments to create the unexpected.

Liddicoat & Goldhill are presently engaged on a rich variety of projects, including unique new houses and experimental and pro bono work. They have developed a specialism for realising uncompromising contemporary architecture in protected historic and rural contexts.

Named as one of Wallpaper* magazine’s ‘Future 30’, they were longlisted for Young Architect of the Year award 2011 and Sophie was shortlisted for the AJ Emerging Woman Architect of the Year Award 2012. Their work has been exhibited at the RIBA, Architecture Foundation, the Rotterdam Architecture Biennale, NLA and the Royal Academy.